Top things to do in Spring

  1. Look for pied flycatchers around the nestboxes in the woodland
  2. Listen for the distinctive 'spinning coin' song of wood warblers
  3. Watch 'lekking' black grouse on the hill in early morning

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Look for the small pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly feeding on flowers
  2. Look for golden eagles soaring over the hills
  3. Dodge the mosquitoes!

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Enjoy the woodland autumn colours
  2. Look for migrants like fieldfares and redwings
  3. Check for unusual ferns on the boulders and woodland floor - Wilson's and Tunbridge filmy-ferns both occur

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Look for tit flocks in the woods
  2. Check for visible migration of winter swans, woodpigeons and other species along the loch
  3. Look for dippers and grey wagtails on the loch shore

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